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In this Chinese name, the family name is "Sie".


Sie Kensou (シイ 拳崇ケンスウ) is a character who first appeared in the SNK video game Psycho Soldier. He appears in The King of Fighters series as an active member of the Psycho Soldiers Team. Ever since his first appearance, he has always served as a comic relief character. His official nickname is "The Young Rising Dragon" (若いライジングドラゴン).

Personality

Goofy, outgoing and jovial, Kensou wants to live his young years to their fullest. He has a crush on Athena, but she chooses to ignore it and when every time he gathers the courage to confess his feelings to her, he is often cut off or interrupted. He sometimes gets too excited over trivial events, such as mistaking Chin for cheating on his wife (his master was really talking to Kula Diamond over the phone).

He is sometimes known to be lazy as he shows his dislike for training, alongside with being very passionate about his favorite food (baozi/meatbuns) which he often consumes before, during or after matches (though there are also times where he's choked on them comically).

Powers

  • Telepathy - Kensou can project his thoughts to other minds.
  • Psychic Projectile - Kensou can fire a ball of psychic energy.
  • Psychic Aura - Kensou can attack enemies with a psychic aura around his hands to increase punching damage.
  • Psychic Dragon - Kensou can create a giant dragon of psychic energy. Also, by merging with it, he can increase his overall power and strength.
  • Dragon Spirit - Kensou has a mysterious power that is shared with Bao and seems to be the source of his power. During the 99-2001 KOF Tournaments, the power can be switched between Kensou and Bao if one of them is gravely injured.

Fighting Style

Kensou learned Kung Fu from Chin Gentsai, especially the particularly more acrobatic styles such as Northern Shaolin. Like Athena, he also learned how to use Psycho Powers.

Though holding such level of power like that of the said Dragon Spirit, he doesn't seem to use too much psychic powers while fighting, and mostly relies on his fighting style (though the opposite often is sometimes said to occur nodding to Kensou's distaste for training). Though during the period he has lost access to the Dragon Spirit however, he was forced to switch up his style to focus more on his kung fu.

That said, many of his signature special moves feature a dragon motif, with two of his DM's in particular being named after the Shenlong/Shinryuu (God/Divine Dragon) of Chinese mythology.

Music

  • Psycho Soldier "K.O.F. Version" - The King of Fighters '94
  • Senritsu no Dora - The King of Fighters '95, '98, '98: UM (console versions only)
  • Psycho Soldier Remix 96 - The King of Fighters '96
  • Shin! Senritsu no Dora - The King of Fighters '98, '98: UM (arcade version only)
  • Psyco Sonic Trip ~Dance at the Paddy Field~ - The King of Fighters '99
  • Will - The King of Fighters 2000, EX, EX2
  • Psychic Guys - The King of Fighters 2001
  • Red Wind - The King of Fighters 2002
  • Pure ~At Good Old Days~ - The King of Fighters XI, XIII (when the music is set to "Type B", console version only, shared with Athena Asamiya and Chin Gentsai)
  • Psycho Soldier ~Super Chinese Remix~ - The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
  • Purity Soldiers - The King of Fighters XIII
  • Tachi bou ke -Instrumental- - The King of Fighters XIV
  • Tachi bou ke - The King of Fighters XIV (as Athena's opponent)
  • Theme "Kensou" - Athena: Awakening from the Ordinary Life
  • Nikuman - Athena On Stage

Voice Actors

Appearances

Games

Mobile

Cameos

Anime

Comics

Novels

  • The King of Fighters '98 ~Nokosareta Monotachi~
  • The King of Fighters 2000: Strikers Strike Back

Trivia

  • Despite the fact that he is from China, his name is rendered commonly in Japanese on'yomi, as he in fact should be named as "Chui Quanchong".
  • In earlier incarnations, his victory poses often had "wardrobe malfunctions" with over-exaggerated poses.
  • Kensou is said to have an accent in his speech. In Japanese, the closest equivallent for him would be the Kansai dialect accent, which is mostly found in Osaka (where SNK is located).
    • This is also reflected in the English dub of The King of Fighters XII, as Kensou's English voice has a surfer accent.
    • Since Kensou and Robert Garcia both share the same Kansai dialect accent, the two typically have special intro in many of the games they appear in together.
  • At one point, developers described his psychic powers being similar to Koichi's powers in Babel II.
  • In Gamest's 1997 Heroes Collection, Kensou was voted as the staff's twenty-fourth favorite character. He shared the spot with Ryo Sakazaki and Toru Kurosawa, a character from Sega's Last Bronx.
  • The deeper meaning of the Dragon Spirit's importance has yet to be revealed. It's probable that the Dragon Spirit is a reference to Kensou's ability to morph into a dragon from Psycho Soldier.

Cards

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash 2 Expand Edition SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS KOF98UM OL KOF98UM OL KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star KOF All Star

Sprites

Metal Slug Defense The King of Fighters '94 The King of Fighters '96 The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest The King of Fighters XI The King of Fighters 2000 as a StrikerThe King of Fighters XII

Gallery

The King of Fighters characters
KOF '94 Kyo KusanagiBenimaru NikaidoGoro DaimonTerry BogardAndy BogardJoe HigashiRyo SakazakiRobert GarciaTakuma SakazakiRalf JonesClark StillHeidernAthena AsamiyaSie KensouChin GentsaiKingMai ShiranuiYuri SakazakiKim KaphwanChang KoehanChoi BoungeHeavy-D!Lucky GlauberBrian BattlerRugal Bernstein
KOF '95 Iori YagamiBilly KaneEiji KisaragiSaisyu KusanagiOmega Rugal
KOF '96 Leona HeidernMatureViceKasumi TodohGeese HowardWolfgang KrauserMr. BigChizuru KaguraGoenitz
KOF '97 Shingo YabukiYashiro NanakaseShermieChrisBlue MaryRyuji YamazakiOrochi IoriOrochi LeonaOrochi YashiroOrochi ShermieOrochi ChrisOrochi
KOF '98UM Nightmare Geese
KOF '99 K'MaximaWhipBaoLi XiangfeiJhun HoonKyo-1Kyo-2Krizalid
KOF '99: Evolution VanessaSethSyo KirishimaAlfredFiolina GermiGai Tendo
KOF 2000 RamónLinHinako ShijouKula DiamondClone ZeroFoxyCandy DiamondAnother K'Another IoriAnother BenimaruAnother RobertCosplayer KyokoKang Bae DalSmart ChangCool ChoiKaoru WatabeBaitangDuck KingLilly KaneKim Jae HoonKim Dong HwanUnknownKing LionKim Sue-ilKaedeDuke EdwardsRockyAthenaNeo & GeoG-Mantle
KOF 2001 May Lee JinjuK9999ÁngelZeroRonGluganIgnizMistyNests
KOF 2002 Kusanagi
KOF 2002UM Nameless
KOF 2003 Ash CrimsonDuo LonShen WooTizocGatoMalinMaki KaguraAdelheid BernsteinMukai
KOF XI OswaldElisabeth BlanctorcheMomokoB. JenetShionMagakiSilberSho HayateJyazuHotaru FutabaTung Fu Rue
KOF XII Raiden
KOF XIII Hwa JaiSaikiEvil AshMr. Karate
KOF XIV Shun'eiMeitenkunGang-ilLuongXanaduSylvie Paula PaulaKukriMianNelsonZarinaBandeiras HattoriKing of DinosaursHeinNakoruruMamahahaMui MuiLove HeartAlice Garnet NakataAntonovVerseNajd
KOF XV IslaDoloresKrohnen McDougall • Unnamed Boss
KOF EX: Neo Blood Moe Habana
KOF EX2: Howling Blood Reiji OogamiJun KagamiMiu KurosakiSinobu Amou
KOF: Maximum Impact Alba MeiraSoiree MeiraLien NevilleMignon BeartChae LimDukeRock Howard
KOF: Maximum Impact 2 Luise MeyrinkNagaseJivatmaNinon BeartHyenaHanzo HattoriKyo Kusanagi ClassicWild WolfMr. Karate IIArmor RalfRichard Meyer
KOF: Maximum Impact Regulation "A" Xiao LonMakoto Mizoguchi
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